I don't know how many of you read those "well scrubbed" talking points that Jay Carney and Ambassador Rice were ordered to present in the Benghazi Scandal Road Show in the aftermath of the tragic and unnecessary deaths of four Americans. But I did....and I was damned impressed! When the policy wonks got through scrubbing the field reports from the "boots on the ground" this debacle didn't look too damned bad!
Obama's minions were able to scrub out the weeks old request from the Ambassador to beef up his security detail. After firing the Navy Commander who went nuts when higher ups quashed his efforts to mount a rescue, voila, no problem! When 23 State Department, CIA and Military folks directly involved in the incident threatened to blow the whistle they were threatened and the coverup was successful...at least until after the Presidential election!
I highly endorse this brilliant "modus operandi" and intend to use it in my own personal life. From now on, when I bumble something I'm gonna lay low and not own up to it, until I have at least prepared some defensive talking points.
If George Bush weren't such a chatter box, if he hadn't "owned" every Iraqi failure, if he had just shut up and not uttered that famous "I'm the Decider", he could probably have blamed the Iraqi mess on Bill Clinton. (He certainly could have blamed Bill Clinton for 9/11 because Clinton was given the chance to take out Bin Laden's training camp and elected not to do so!). Or, GW might have reminded America that the World Trade Center was bombed earlier during the Clinton Administration and little was done to avenge that attack! Imagine how Bush could have scrubbed a number of sins just by coming up with some "Clinton talking points!" After all, it worked for Obama during his first four years of utter failure!....he simply developed an elaborate collection of talking points....all of them "Bush's fault".
Yep...I like it!